New business computer

By andoyan
Feb 16, 2011
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  1. Hello All,
    I am trying to build a new PC for my business, my budge is $800 - $1000, I want a good mother board, quad processor, 6gb of memory and a DVD player, as for hard drive I want to get a 200 GB for the operating system and separate 500 Gigabytes for the data and.....
    I would appreciate any and all recommendations.
    Thank you
    Jon
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Firstly, what exactly do you intend to use the system for? In general, you needn't spend $1000 to build a business PC.

    Also, any particular preferences as to AMD or Intel?
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,026   +221

    Stick with Intel which will give you multiple cores(MC) and hyperthreading technology(HT) which AMD can not.

    HT allows applications to be more efficient (when written to support threading) and
    MC allows those threads to run in parallel; especially nice when an application has a network
    connection to a database server :)

    Go with 4-cores, good enough and not excessively expensive.

    Your choice for 32 vs 64bit is another dimension for consideration
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,264   +215

    That is true. I just put together this system:

    Mobo: ASRock 880GM-LE AM3 AMD 880G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $59.99
    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor $125
    Case: COOLER MASTER Elite RC-310-BWN1-GP $39.99
    RAM: A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) $39.99
    PSU: COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-500-PCAR-A3-US 500W $39.99

    Total: Just over $300

    That doesn't include hard drives, kb, mouse, monitor, or a dvd drive. But lets make some high estimates... 150 for HDs, 200 for monitor, and 50 for mouse and kb. That ads 400 more. So $700 with some high estimates and the assumption that you need a monitor/kb/mouse. You don't need a 500W PSU for that either, I just got one for the potential addition of a mid range video card in the future.
  5. andoyan

    andoyan Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 82

    Thank you all for your help
    Jon


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